Term 5: How did the Ancient Greeks change the world?
It's been a busy but brilliant end to the term! We started the week with our CAT tests and finished it with lots of fun Jubilee celebrations! We compared Greece and England in our Geography lesson, enjoyed teaching Year R as part of our French learning, painted our fantastic Greek vases and we even cooked up some Ancient Greek pancakes in D.T!
We hope that you have a super half term Year 5 and enjoy a rest. We will see you next week!!!
This week started off with a 'bounce'! We had great fun at our trampoline session on Monday morning. It kicked us off for a busy week of PixL assessments in the mornings - Year 5 have been working really hard! We've seen huge progress and we hope that each child is proud of their efforts. We have also welcomed a new student to the class this week who we have all enjoyed getting to know!
In R.E, we learned about Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) and in music we enjoyed being creative in small groups with a range of instruments, inspired by the Ukrainian Eurovision song! In History, we learned to compare primary and secondary sources to learn more about The Trojan War and in computing we applied this learning to using audio and sound in PowerPoint. In French, we learned to ask and answer questions in the classroom and in PSHE we spoke about our relationship with our screens! In Art, we have made some fantastic Greek pots using clay and drawn some amazing Trojan horses. In Science, we used newton meters to compare the relationship between weight and mass. We are excelling in our swimming lessons and enjoyed some ball-games with Hi-5 in the hall!
It's been a busy week of learning in class, in the hall, at the pool, on the field!
We've been reading Pandora's box in English and written our own 'magic box' poems in the style of Kit Wright. In maths, we've been multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 in maths. In R.E, we learned more about the synagogue and in music we sang a song collectively about a Greek battle! We learned about Gods, Goddesses and mythical creatures in history and created our own Top Trumps cards in computing which we enjoyed. We learned how to describe shapes in French and discussed online gaming in PSHE. Friday was mental health day and we enjoyed making some friendship wheels to prove how well we know each other in art!
This week in maths we have been working on our problem solving linked to decimals! We completed our diary entries in English and have demonstrated some impressive editing skills! In History we learned all about the Ancient Greek Olympics and used a venn diagram to compare historical and present events. In computing we used custom motion paths to make sporting figures move! In French, we learned to speak in sentences to describe our classrooms and in PSHE we discussed online relationships and how to be vigilant on the web. We completed our scratch vases in art which look fantastic, had a very successful swim session and worked on our battling and bowling in cricket. 4 members of the class represented us at The Folkestone Academy maths competition and did a great job! We placed 5th out of 16 participating schools - a big well done!
Folkestone Academy Maths Competition!
This week in maths we have learned to add and subtract decimals with different numbers of decimal places and apply these skills to problem solve. year 5 are very, very good at it! In English, we have been revising our understanding of conjunctions, using ambitious vocabulary and planning our Midas diary entries ready to write next week. In R.E we have begun our unit on Judaism and in music we have been singing as an ensemble, learning a song called 'Is it Love?' which is related to an Ancient Greek tale. In history, we learned about the daily life of the Greeks and in computing we learned to use exit animations. In French, we learned to describe the position of classroom objects and in PSHE we discussed online communities and how to stay safe when using them. We created the base of our scratch-vases in art and in science we compared the theories of gravity from Aristotle and Galileo. Year 5 enjoyed another swimming session and learned how to bowl effectively in cricket with High 5.
It's been a busy first week back! In maths we have moved onto learning about percentages and in English we have been identifying the features of a diary entry and exploring the story of King Midas.
In history, we learned about who the Ancient Greeks were and how an empire is formed. In computing we have started our unit on Microsoft PowerPoint and learned how to order and change animations. We linked our work to Ancient Greek trading and enjoyed presenting these to the class. In French we learned how to talk about the classroom and in PSHE we discussed the relationships we have with ourselves. In art, we looked at mythical creatures from Ancient Greece and created our own Pegasus. In science we explored the effects of gravity with a bouncing ball experiment which was lots of fun. Year 5 were brilliantly behaved at their first swimming lesson this week and enjoyed working on their cricket fielding skills with High 5.